In the past few weeks I have had around 5 surveys land on my desk or come in through email. All of them are about what the particular company or organization should be doing. As though we were to write their mission statement for them.
I understand that organizations change and new challenges arise.
I understand that organizations must hear their constituents.
I understand that organizations plan ahead.
But, is there a time at which there is overload? And is that time now?
I watched an interview where one person finally out and said, “Too many open houses and surveys.” They wanted the organization to get on with their work.
And so we become jaded – and no surveys get sent in. I’m not sure if this is a matter of a leaderless society. Or perhaps the risk of stepping out without first surveying the ground is too great. Or perhaps our society has lost the moorings of truth that is anchored beyond ourselves, and we can only live with majority rule.
Whatever the reason, I just shredded another survey!